Firewalls protect networks from external and internal threats by blocking specific communication channels, or ports. When a program wants to use one of these ports, the firewall checks its rules to decide whether to allow or deny access. 


With Installation

Allow-through-firewall options are shown in a Windows dialog when running the application for the first time. Control Center must be allowed through Windows Firewall on both private and public networks. 

Manually open a port

To enable a Control Center, neoControl, Print Server to access the internet, you can manually open a firewall port. This requires knowledge of the port number and the communication protocol used by the program.

1. Navigate to Control Panel, System and Security, and Windows Firewall.

2. Select Advanced settings and highlight Inbound Rules in the left pane.

3. Right-click Inbound Rules and select New Rule.

4. Select the Port to open and click Next.

5. Add the protocol (TCP or UDP) and the port number into the next window and click Next.

6. Select Allow the connection in the next window and hit Next.

7. Select the network type as you see fit and click Next.

8. Name the rule something meaningful and click Finish.

You have now opened a firewall port!

From Node.js to Control Center

Until version Cc 1.2.6, this dialog was showing Node.js as the name of the application to allow through the firewall instead of Control Center. If version 1.2.6 was installed as an update of a previously installed version, the application name shown on the firewall dialog would still be Node.js, and further actions are required to stop this from happening.

1. Open Windows Registry Editor and open this path: Computer\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2134489330-1647127370-578127474-1000_Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache.

2. Find the following entries and delete them:

  • C:\Program Files\Inedit\neoStampa 10\nsqm\ns-queue-manager-server.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • C:\Program Files\Inedit\neoStampa 10\nsqm\ns-queue-manager-server.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • C:\Program Files\Inedit\neoStampa 10\nwbs\neoWebBrowser.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • C:\Program Files\Inedit\neoStampa 10\nwbs\neoWebBrowser.exe.FriendlyAppName

3. This will make Windows Firewall show Control Center as the name of the application to allow. This can be checked by adding ns-queue-manager-server.exe to the firewall list.

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What are the default ports of Control Center and neoControl

Allow neoStampa components through the firewall in the PC